Straight from the heart of Sebelius country: Michelle Armesto-Berge made a personal appeal Tuesday for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to sign legislation expanding restrictions on abortion in Kansas….The governor can sign or veto the bill, or allow it to become law without her signature. She vetoed a similar measure during the 2008 session of the Legislature.
Peter Brownlie, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, said the measure resembled a “state-mandated ideology” by forcing doctors to present women with specific information…..“Instead of informing and empowering women confronted with the decision whether to have an abortion, this bill mandates misleading information and coercive tactics,” Brownlie said.
FACT: PPFA is a pathetic excuse for a major corporation that sucks money from unsuspecting women and children…and has the nerve to BEG FOR DONATIONS…..such as, during the year of 2005-06, besides reporting that 264,943 children were killed by medical and surgical abortions performed by its clinics, it also reported a record income, including a record amount of taxpayer funding. Planned Parenthood’s total income for the year was $902.8 million, with a $55.8 million profit….the 34th year in a row that Planned Parenthood has reported ‘excess revenue’…..Over the years, Planned Parenthood has reported total profits of over $700 million. It has amassed a treasure chest of assets worth $839.8 million.”
Sorry for the rant…well, not really. Read on:
Under the bill, a woman seeking an abortion must be informed at least 24 hours before the procedure that an abortion “will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.” The phrase was lifted from a South Dakota law upheld by an federal appellate court as constitutional.
“On behalf of myself, other women similarly mistreated, and other pregnant, vulnerable women who are in danger of such treatment, I am respectfully asking Governor Sebelius to sign the late-term and partial-birth abortion regulation bill on her desk,” said Armesto-Berge, a Topekan who had an abortion in 2003.
Two cents…of course:
Ms. Sebelius has a chance to ‘redeem’ herself in her stance with abortion, and considering Kansas Senators Roberts and Brownback are Republicans, you’d think this would be a bit of a cake walk. This particular legislation would allow lawsuits to be filed by a woman, her husband or her parents when they believe a late-term abortion was performed illegally. It mandates doctors performing late-term abortions to document the specific medical condition for the procedure….thus, cutting into Dr. Tiller’s baby killing business.
So, let’s see what Governor Sebelius will do when it comes down to the wire….I have to wonder what Tiller knows about Sebelius to keep this legislation from passing.